30th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors


Conference deadlines

Abstract submission deadline : 15 November 2019

Author notification / registration deadline: TBC


Executive Chair

Anthony P F Turner

Linköping University, Sweden

Professor Anthony (Tony) Turner’s name is synonymous with the field of Biosensors. He joined Linköping University (Sweden) in 2010, to create a new Centre for Biosensors and Bioelectronics. His previous thirty-five-year academic career in the UK culminated in the positions of Principal of Cranfield University at Silsoe and Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology; he is now an Emeritus Professor at both Cranfield, and at Linköping where he works half-time. In addition to his academic activities, he has specialised in leveraging IP and driven numerous biosensor start-ups over the past three decades.

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Asian Congress Chair

Professor Man Bock Gu

Korea University, Korea

Dr. Man Bock Gu is a professor, the department chair, and the director of BK21 PLUS School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology in the Department of Biotechnology at Korea University, Seoul, Rep. of Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, USA in 1994, and completed his postdoctoral studies in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, USA in 1995, where he worked on the bioluminescent bacterial biosensors with Dr. Robert LaRossa at DuPont Central Research & Development.

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Organising Committee

Professor Frances Ligler

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, USA

Frances S. Ligler is the Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill and an elected member and Councillor of the National Academy of Engineering. Before 2013, she was the Senior Scientist for Biosensors and Biomaterials at the US Naval Research Laboratory.

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Professor Loïc J. Blum

Université Lyon 1, France

Loïc J. Blum received the Doctorat de spécialité (1983) in Biochemistry and the Doctorat d’Etat ès Sciences (1991) from the université Lyon 1.

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Professor Justin Gooding

Justin Gooding, University of New South Wales, Australia

Scientia Professor Justin Gooding is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and is currently an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow and the co-director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine.

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Arben Merkoci

Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology, Spain

Arben Merkoçi is currently ICREA Professor and director of the Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group at Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2).

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Aydogan Ozcan

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Dr. Ozcan is the Chancellor’s Professor at UCLA and an HHMI Professor with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, leading the Bio- and Nano-Photonics Laboratory at UCLA School of Engineering and is also the Associate Director of the California NanoSystems Institute.

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Koji Sode

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Dr. Koji Sode is a Professor in the Division of Biotechnology and Life Science, Institute of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. He is the team leader of Life Science Research Team at the Institute of Global Innovation Research.

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Xian-En Zhang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Professor Xian-En Zhang received his B.Sc. (Biology) from Hubei University in 1982, M.Phil. (Microbiology) and Ph.D. (Biochemistry) later from the Institute of Virology and the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), respectively. In 2015, he received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Alberta, Canada.

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Biosensors 2020 is organised and sponsored by Elsevier / Biosensors & Bioelectronics with the support of Linköping University, Sweden.

Linköping university (LiU)


Since its foundation in the 1970s, Linköping University (LiU) has established itself as an innovative and modern institution in both education and research with strong links to industry. Over the past decade, LiU has achieved rapid growth, involving the establishment of a new campus in the twin city of Norrköping. With a student population of 25,000 and 3,500 employees, LiU is one of the major universities in Sweden.

The Department of Physics, Biology and Chemistry (IFM) is one of 14 Departments at LiU and has been in operation for three decades and has expanded substantially to around 330 employees, including 40 full professors and some 130 graduate students. In addition, approximately 100 guest researchers visit every year. IFM has more than 30 years of experience in Biosensor and Chemical Sensor research, with work from key figures such as Professors Ingemar Lunström, https://people.ifm.liu.se/ingemar/ Bo Liedberg, cms.ifm.liu.se/applphys/molphys Fredrrik Winquist cms.ifm.liu.se/applphys/s-sence/people/fredrik-winquist and Carl-Fredrik Mandenius cms.ifm.liu.se/applphys/biotech resulting in many innovative technologies, such as gas-sensitive field-effect devices, electronic noses and the highly commercially successful application of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) to biosensing by Biacore.

In November 2010, IFM established a new Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre under the leadership of one of the other pioneers in the field, Professor Anthony P F Turner, www.ifm.liu.se/biosensors who moved to IFM from Cranfield University in the UK. Professor Turner led the team that developed the technology that now dominates the home blood glucose monitoring market, is Editor-In-Chief of the principal journal in the field, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, founder and Chairman of the World Congress on Biosensors and has over 750 publications and patents in the field of Biosensors. Together, the group can claim to have had some of the most significant impact on the field of Biosensors to date and continue to drive forward the boundaries of the subject and its practical application for the future.